About Faces from the Neighborhood Site Redesign
I started writing Faces from the Neighborhood back in 2013, almost on a whim. While selling real estate, I was looking for a way to connect with the community and meet more people. So I started this journey of interviewing local independent business owners and sharing their stories. I created a blog on Blogger to share my stories.
Last fall, I set out to move my blog, Faces from the Neighborhood, over to WordPress. I wanted to not only have more functionality available, but I also wanted the site to reflect my style and personality. After weeks of searching, I settled on X Theme – Ethos Stack. X Theme provided me with all kinds of styling flexibility and options, along with a drag and drop page builder. In fact, I could have built almost any type of site with X Theme. (Of course, now I’d choose either Generate Press or OceanWP plus Elementor Pro, but that’s another story.)
Instead of using a theme template or demo content, I started with a blank slate. With a vision of the site’s new style in mind, I went to work setting up each page. I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun! While it took some time to build out, I think my effort was worthwhile. I believe the site has the clean, professional magazine look I aimed for.